23 year-old, New York-based electronic music producer, DJ and JOVM mainstay Dylan Rafael discovered his passion for DJ’ing when he turned 12 — 12 y’all! When he turned 20, he started to learn how to produce his own original material, which led him to playing at clubs like Lavo and nebula, and opening slots for Ship Wrek, Dzeko, Gordo and others.
Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site over the past handful of months, you’d know that 2023 has been a prolific year for the young and rising New York-based producer
2023 has been a profile year for the young and rising New York-based producer. He has released a number of singles, including:
- “Cham Cham,” a standalone Balearic-tinged house banger with elements of tribal house and Larry Levan-like house featuring skittering tweeter and woofer rattling beats and subtle Middle Eastern instrumentation paired with euphoria-inducing hooks.
- “I Believe” an upbeat banger, built around twinkling and percussive synth arpeggios, skittering beats, euphoria inducing hooks paired with enormous drops and Roland Clark‘s booming delivery inviting the listener to come to the welcoming and loving church of house music.
The JOVM mainstay continued a prolific year with the recently released Naraka EP, which featured “Ego Dissolution,” a swaggering, slickly produced, thumping banger that wouldn’t sound out of place Electric Zoo, Ibiza, Berghain or any of the hottest clubs in the world. The EP’s second single “Owsley’s Acid” is a slick and bombastic synthesis of Spanish and Mexican folk, acid house, deep house and balearic house paired with the New York-based artist’s penchant for enormous hooks drops.